Brad’s 2016 College Football Preview- Surprise Picks

Every summer since 2007 I have created an intricate set of college football predictions for each upcoming season.  This year is no exception, as I will be using my blog over the next few weeks to publish my 10th annual college football preview guide.  Without further ado, here are the teams I am predicting to surprise this season.  These teams are ordered in the relative disparity between my picks and the experts average while also taking into account the significance of each pick.

Surprise Teams My Predictions: Experts Predictions:
1 TCU 4th in nation (+18); 1st in Big 12 (+1) 22nd in nation; 2nd in Big 12
2 Washington State 11th in nation (+29); 1st in Pac-12 North (+3) 40th in nation; 4th in Pac-12 North
3 Air Force 12th in nation (+50); 1st in MWC Mountain (+1) 62nd in nation; 2nd in MWC Mtn.
4 Arizona 16th in nation (+29); 2nd in Pac-12 South (+3) 45th in nation; 5th in Pac-12 South
5 West Virginia 22nd in nation (+16); 3rd in Big 12 (+4) 38th in nation; 7th in Big 12
6 Minnesota 23rd in nation (+30); 2nd in Big 10 West (+2) 53rd in nation; 4th in Big 10 West
7 Northern Illinois 29th in nation (+36); 1st in MAC West (+1) 65th in nation; 2nd in MAC West
8 Tulsa 51st in nation (+42); 3rd in AAC West (+1) 93rd in nation; 4th in AAC West
9 UNLV 74th in nation (+24); 3rd in MWC West (+1) 98th in nation; 4th in MWC West
10 Texas A & M 19th in nation (+13); 3rd in SEC West (+2) 32nd in nation; 5th in SEC West
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